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Alcatraz closes 1963

This Week in History – Alcatraz Penitentiary Closed

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On this day in 1963, Alacatraz, the most secure prison and symbol of American justice across the nation closed down for good — heading into its retirement as a tourist hot-spot and Hollywood film set. Photo: The last prisoners depart from Alcatraz Island federal prison in San Francisco. (Source: Associated Press)

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history.

On March 20, 2003, the United States began the invasion of Iraq.

 

On March 21, 1963, the Alcatraz federal penitentiary was closed.

On March 21, 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced the U.S. would boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

 

Quote:  There are no shortcuts to any place worth going!

 

Have a great week!

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